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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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An overview of Amazon RDS

Before we go ahead and dive into the amazing world of RDS, it is essential to understand what exactly AWS provides you when it comes to database-as-a-service offerings and how can you effectively use them. To start off, AWS provides a bunch of awesome and really simple-to-use database services that are broadly divided into two classes: the relational databases, which consist of your MySQL and Oracle databases, and the non-relational databases, which consist of a propriety NoSQL database similar to MongoDB. Each of these database services is designed by AWS to provide you with the utmost ease and flexibility of use along with built-in robustness and fault tolerance. This means that all you need to do as an end user or a developer is simply configure the databases service once, run it just as you would run any standard database without worrying about the internal complexities of clustering, sharding, and so on, and only pay for the amount of resources that you use...